TECNALIA is a private, independent, non-profit applied research center of international excellence. Tecnalia is the leading private and independent research and technology organization in Spain employing over 1,400 people (more than 150 of them PhDs). TECNALIA is committed to generate a positive impact on environment and society by means of innovation and technological development in various fields, addressed by 7 business divisions, covering the following sectors: Energy, Industry, Transportation, Construction, Health and ICT.
The Urban Environment and Territorial Sustainability Area of Tecnalia holds a consistent record of projects that have contributed to the development of climate change adaptation strategies at local and regional level. On-going projects include:
Tecnalia supports public administrations in decision making for regional planning (e.g. definition and implementation of a regional reference framework for the integration of criteria for adaptation to climate change effects at local scale within the Basque Country), local planning (e.g. elaboration of roadmaps for the design and implementation of local/municipal climate change adaptation plans in Vitoria, Bilbao, Madrid) and the development of decision support tools for regional and local authorities related to environmental quality and comfort and climate resilience.
Within REACHOUT Tecnalia is responsible for the actual Triple-A toolkit development from functional design to technical implementation and data management
Nieves Peña (Senior Researcher) (F): BSc in Physics at Basque Country University and certified as team entrepreneur coach by Tiimiakatemia, University of Applied Sciences (Finland). During the first 8 years in Tecnalia she worked on the development of web services and semantic technologies.
Joshua Lizundia (MSc) (M): Data Analyst and researcher on climate services in Tecnalia Research & Innovation. PhD student in Geographic Information Systems at the University of Alcala. Relevant experience in software development based on python, app development in the climate data store framework, and data analysis and management.
Jorge Paz works as Senior researcher at Tecnalia. He focuses on the analysis of climate change, associated impacts, the definition of adaptation measures and assessing their costs and benefits.
Efren Feliu (Senior Scientist) (M):He holds a Building Engineering Degree as well as different postgraduates including spatial planning and territorial development. Has a relevant professional background in consultancy and capacity development for public administrations and utilities, specially focused in the fields of local sustainability, spatial planning, climate adaptation and resilience.